“There’s a mix of fact, rumors and conspiracies making the rounds.”
Federal prosecutors are charging seven men with bilking millions of dollars out of a federal school subsidy program.
President Trump defending Moore reminds me of ultra-Orthodox rabbis who have been trying to keep their sexual abuse epidemic a dark secret for years.
“Modesty was really important here. If the imagery was not congruent to the community’s standards, it could be a barrier.”
A former Satmar Hasid and self-described survivor of child sex abuse died last week of a drug overdose. But his work to expose abuse in the Orthodox world lives on.
Rabbis Aaron and Eliyahu Fink inspired Forward readers with their Jewish leadership and openness. The father and son also impressed the most important judge of all: grandma.
Last week 63-year-old Shimon Pepper returned the book “While Six Million Died,” to the Fall River, Mass. library — a remarkable 42 years late. But for Pepper, his trip to his hometown was about more than an old book. He came to rescue Torah scrolls and pay homage to a dying Jewish community.
Two Orthodox rabbis and two others were arrested for allegedly kidnapping and beating men in order to force them to grant their wives religious Jewish divorces.
The real estate developer who helped prosecutors crack a sprawling New York corruption case is a key Orthodox power broker in an upstate Jewish community.
A frum friend recently suggested I take a look at Unpious.com, a website of “news, commentary, and writings by and for Hasidim on the fringe.” The word “fringe,” in this case, is not a reference to tzitzit, but to the type of Hasid who supposedly writes for Unpious—ambivalent and sex-obsessed.